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Legislative Action

Hunger Solutions New York advocates at the federal, state, and local levels for policies that reduce hunger by increasing access to nutrition assistance programs. Read our public policy agenda.

Legislative Action, General, State, Federal
2017 Public Policy Priorities: Hunger Solutions New York maintains that it is a social responsibility to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to secure adequate food and nutrition. While New York’s public response to hunger includes a number of federal and state nutrition assistance programs, many New Yorkers still struggle with hunger.
Legislative Action, General, Federal
Open Letter to New York Congressional Delegation: Sign-on your organization’s support to the below letter calling for the New York Congressional Delegation (House and Senate) to stand together to reject cuts or structural constraints (block grants) to our nation’s core anti-hunger programs. Please sign on by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Legislative Action, General, Child Nutrition, Federal
Join the Food Research and Action Center and Hunger Solutions New York in strong opposition to a bill that would block-grant child nutrition programs. You can support to the effort by adding your organization's name to a sign-on letter, and in other ways as well.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
Read the latest blog from the Children's Health Watch on the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Ensuring the programs included under this act are strengthened and firmly rooted in science and evidence-based practices is necessary to improve child health and reduce food insecurity.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Federal
A child nutrition reauthorization bill (H.R. 5003) introduced on April 20 by Rep. Todd Rokita, chair of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, includes a provision that would severely restrict schools’ eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students.
Legislative Action, Federal
New York State community organizations: We need you to stand with us in opposition of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
A study from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy found that 63 percent of rural households qualifying for school nutrition assistance take advantage of it, compared to 71 percent urban households.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) provided testimony before a Congressional subcommittee this morning. Zoe Neuberger, from CBPP, discussed the important role of the school meals programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in shielding children from hunger and as investments in childhood health and development. Neuberger urged the committee to keep these programs strong by adopting methods of ensuring program integrity that have a demonstrated impact on reducing error while maintaining program access for the most vulnerable children.


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